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RATINGS: 1853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Old Chub is a Scottish style ale brewed with copious amounts of crystal and chocolate malts, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malts. While Dale's Pale Ale ("the best-tasting canned beer I've ever had," according to many brewers and beer experts) is a showcase of both hops and pale malts, Old Chub is a celebration of malts. The cola-colored beer features a dense, tawny head, a creamy mouthful and flavors of caramel, chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Complex and rich, it finishes with a whisper of smokiness that calls to mind a fine single malt scotch. Old Chub weighs in at 8 % alcohol by volume.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Can. Pours a deep, deep amber that looks almost black in the right light. Head is off-white and pours nicely, thins out quickly. Can definitely taste caramel and a nice touch of hops. It hides the alcohol well, but packs a bit of a punch. Good beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fairlanes4ever (2) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Frothy head great amber color. Very smooth and very drinkable. At 8%avb you could get in a lot of trouble very quickly!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (149) - Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
dark brown, almost black with a dense light tan head. Aroma is light toasted and nutty malts. Flavor is toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, and some smoke. feels thick in the mouth with very soft carbonation (nitro).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (299) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Labeled as "Old Chub Nitro". With nitrogen widget. Clear deep red-black with nice small creamy yellowish-beige head, with nice lacing. The aroma is nutty, light coffee notes, milk chocolate, a bit earthy. The flavor is nutty, moderate sweetness, light roasted malt notes, light coffee notes, light bitterness, milk chocolate, malty. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium-bodied. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grundsow (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
From a can is odd, dark beer from a can is odder still. Rich, flavorful malts. Intense amount of alcohol. Too sweet for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (48) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft in a sampler glass. Very good scotch ale, a pretty dark reddish brown or mahogany with a silky tan head. The subdued scotch flavor allows room for more nuance than I have found in other ales within this style. Has a mellow malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (211) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours a deep ruby red with a 1/2’ tan head that all but disappears rather quickly. Aroma is of malt, rich wood and some smokiness. Full bodied, taste is of caramel, lightly smoked/toasted malt, some dried fruits with just a touch warming alcohol. Finish is sweet. Not a fan of Scotch ales, but this one is great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (142) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
I’ve been looking for the Nitro...here it is! I poured this into a snifter, nitro blowing the anticipated, silky, tan head up from the bottom of the glass and through a dark chocolate brew. It’s a beautiful thing. The aroma is oak and cocoa, followed by a mouth filled with leather and smoke. The taste is slightly bitter, but so nicely malty that it wouldn’t even come to mind if I wasn’t trying to describe it. The murmur of scotch in the undertones of the flavor is a perfect addition, not overwhelming or boozy at all, just like a good oak quality that would complement a really good cigar. I feel the roasted malts slip under the sides of my tongue to arouse my taste buds. This has a nice finish, slightly dry with a creamy texture. The fantastic thing about this is that it is there in abundance while you’re drinking it, but it isn’t going to hang on like a freaky ex-girlfriend to ruin the flavor of the next experience. Worth the wait!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (143) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On draft at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro, Beltsville MD. In the glass, a dark ruby mahogany body with a cream colored head. Aroma is really sweet, with some maple syrup notes. Taste is similar too. Palate was silky smooth. This is simply delicious, and the nitro can has everything to do with it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1106) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2014
The appearance fuses a very dark reddish brown color with a large, thick off-white nitro head. The aroma, although obstructed greatly by the head, has some nutty and toasted malts with some vanilla. The taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, and the aftertaste is quite nutty. The palate fuses a thick and creamy texture, medium body, and a low carbonation due to the nitrogen in the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
The beer poured dark brown. The head was off-white almost tan and the lace was spotty to the bottom. Tastes of darkchocolate, a bit of smoke, with the burnt notes nicely off-setting the sweetness. Excellent beer especially from a can.


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